Special Events

Special Events

CCE Circle of Hands 150 dpi jpeg 500 kbFeel the power of volunteering in a large group! The Center for Community Engagement facilitates several special events per semester with community partners and the campus community. Special Events registration will take place one month prior to the scheduled event.

Go to E Web to register for all CCE programs and events. For longer events be sure to choose the work shift that is best for you. Thank you!

Fall 17 CCE Calendar

Day of Giving Food Drive

November 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

During the four weekends leading up to the Day of Giving Community Celebration, student volunteers will solicit monetary and food donations at local grocery stores. These donations will be brought to the Covenant Soup Kitchen, Northeast Food Collaborative, and Catholic Charities.

Walk for Warmth – Event Volunteers

November 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Every year WAIM (Windham Area Interfaith Ministry) hosts the Walk for Warmth to raise funds for their Energy Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, take-down, and organize kids activities at the event.

Walk for Warmth – Walking/Fundraising Teams

November 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Every year WAIM (Windham Area Interfaith Ministry) hosts the Walk for Warmth to raise funds for their Energy Assistance Program. Volunteers are asked to either form a team or join a team. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $20.00. This registration is for walkers only, event volunteers should register for program # 10310.

Day of Giving Community Celebration

November 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Eastern will provide its 9th annual Thanksgiving meal in Hurley Hall to community members who would otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal. Volunteers help with transportation, greeting guests, transporting food from the kitchen, serving, and clean up. Volunteers must be able to stay for the entire time. Note that only residents living in residence halls with kitchens may participate as residence halls close the night before for the holiday and no food services are available.

December Blood Drive Recruitment Tables

November 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Volunteers will assist with recruitment tables to sign up blood donors for the April blood drive. Tables will be set up in Webb Lobby (Monday ), Science Lobby (Tuesday),and Student Center (Wednesday& Thursday).

CT Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry

November 28, from 12:30 to 2:15 PM

Connecticut Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry is located at the First Congregational Church of Willimantic. The Mobile Food Pantry Program is an outreach program designed to bring food directly to neighborhoods where low income people lack access to food assistance programs or supplement the efforts of existing food assistance programs that cannot provide enough food to meet the growing need. Eastern volunteers assist with food distribution on the 4th Tuesday of each month. A separate registration is required for each month.

December Blood Drive

December 4, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This 2-day blood drive is one of 4 for the 2015/2016 academic year. The drive is open to students, faculty and staff as well as community residents. The blood is donated to area hospitals and medical facilities by the American Red Cross. 4 volunteers are needed each hour.

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